Scholarships

Jim Day Housing Scholarship 

The 2021 application is now closed. Information about the application process for Spring 2022 will be announced in January 2022.

University Housing offers three $500 scholarships to returning residents for the fall semester through the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund. 

Dr. James “Jim” Day served as executive director of University Housing from 1990 to 2006. Dr. Day conceived and initially funded the University Housing Scholarship Fund to assist students with financial need offset the cost of on-campus housing. In recognition of his devoted service to the University of Georgia and in honor of his personal commitment to helping secure financial assistance for students, the scholarship was perpetually named the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund upon his retirement. 

Applications open March 1, 2021.  Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021.  Years of residency 2021-2022.

Applicant must: 

  • Be a current UGA undergraduate student with an on-campus room assignment 
  • Complete the application in its entirety and submit by March 31, 2021 
  • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid 
  • If awarded a scholarship, commit to living on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

The application includes a short essay focused on your experiences with and contributions to the on-campus community. 

Make a donation to the Jim Day Scholarship fund.

Questions? Contact Susan Dodson, 706-542-3395.